Out of Order Change Orders

November 10, 2017 · 0 comments

Just asking questions and my Disclaimer: In no way do my comments/observations  posted on these informational spreadsheets allege or accuse the companies listed of any wrongdoing.

These spreadsheets consist of company specific change orders pulled from the monthly  summaries approved by the CV board. We can assume the numbers to the immediate left of the change order description of the construction work are the number of changes to the original contract.  Something interesting happens when change orders paid to one company by a specific construction site, in this case Seneca Middle School, are arranged chronologically:

1.)  Some numbers are out of sequence, highlighted in Yellow. Some of  the numbers assigned to the changes to the original contract aren’t happening sequentially. NOTE: The numbers are not consecutive because I may be missing some month(s) where there may have been a change approved.

August 2007 shows #’s 24 and #25 but jumps to #29 in August 2008. I do not have those summaries and/ or there may not have been changes approved those months.

March 2007 shows #’s 14, 15, 16 and #18  and #17 out of sequence in May, while #19 appears before them in the month of February.

[Consecutive means following each other continuously ie. back to back.
Sequential means forming or following a logical order.
For example, the series 1, 2, 3, 4 consists of consecutive integers.
Whereas, the series 1, 5, 9, 13 is sequential (ie. they follow a logical order) but is NOT consecutive.]

2.) There are duplicate numbers assigned to some of the change orders.

In this case circled in Purple 2-#3’s, Teal 2-#7’s and Pink 2-#12’s.


Here is another example of the same site Seneca Middle school, but different company; second document, my observations:

There are probably logical explanations for the Duplicate ‘Add exhaust fans to custodian’s closet’ with exact same $dollar amounts and  Boiler plated phrases ‘Add roof drain and piping due to roof slope’ . Wonder what they are?


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